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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on. Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation. Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fakebeersnob (132) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a darker red with no real head or lacing. Tastes like a watery wine and cherries. Maybe hints of beer. I like beer of different varieties and flavors, but I do want it to taste like a beer. This does not to me. I really am not a fan. It is drinkable. That is it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2322) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reddish pink color, small head, minimal lace/retention. Aroma is sweet cherry with notes of wheat, grape, and vanilla. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, somewhat sweet but not overly so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear ruby amber with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of cherries, and caramel/dark fruit. Flavor is cherry, caramel, spice and light booze. Medium to full bodied with a dry, warm end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sample at the tap room in Denver. Pours a pinkish-red color with a thin fizzy pinkish-white head that evaporates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of vine fruits, cherries and wheat. Full-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, earthy malt and vinous oak. The finish is fruity with a red cherry and oak aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (560) - - JUN 18, 2014
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at the Derby Station - pours a hazy dirty red . Faint cherry and grape aroma . Taste is mild tart cherry with a slight tannic finish . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours light red, sweet toffee and almond, light fruity cherry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours pinkish red. Quick dissipating head. Nose/taste of bandaid, cherry cough medicine, oak and red wine. Some funk. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2923) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft - Boozy sweet cherries. Clear copper with a thin head. Boozy cherry fruit with the typical Belgian yeast profile. Again not my thing and I don’t get the barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
On the patio with Audrie, Zach andRandom, pours a cherry red color with no head. Nose is fruity and full of cherries. Taste is fruit and sweet with a big yeasty cherry flavor. Alcohol so well hidden. Finishes on the same sweet tart cherry notes. Finishes on the same sweet fruity notes . quaff Score 7 / 10


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